Policy for strategic partnerships with international higher education institutions, companies, and organisations

The purpose of the policy is to clarify KI's processes and working methods regarding strategic partnerships with international higher education institutions, companies and organisations. The policy shall provide support for decisions regarding strategic partnerships.

  • Diary number: 1-1005/2022
  • Decision date:
  • Validity period: Until further notice
  • Decision: President
  • Document type: Policy
  • Handled by department/unit: Fakultetskansliet och internationella relationer
  • Preparation with: Faculty Board, Committees, Internationalisation Board, Legal Office, External Engagement Office.

Summary of the policy

Internationalisation is of great and increasing importance for Karolinska Institutet's (KI) research and education, both strategically, operationally, and financially. In Strategy 2030, one of three strategic choices is that KI should be a global university, and according to the strategy, KI needs to strive for deep and long-term strategic partnerships with foreign higher education institutions and organisations. Strategy 2030 also states that the choice of strategic partnerships should be made through a proactive and transparent process. This policy has been developed within the framework of an assignment regarding strategic partnerships (dnr 1-87/2021). The assignment was part of the KI-wide business plan for Strategy 2030. A policy expresses the overall intention of the management and is not formally binding but establishes the framework for certain conduct.